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                      University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law,
                                        unless otherwise noted.




                                    Tenth Annual LatCrit-SALT
                               Junior Faculty Development Workshop
                              October 4-5, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland

LatCrit, Inc. and the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) are pleased to invite you to the Tenth
Annual Junior Faculty Development Workshop (FDW), immediately preceding the SALT Teaching
Conference. This annual workshop is designed for critical, progressive, and social justice oriented pre-
tenure professors, including clinicians and legal writing professors, as well as those who may be
contemplating a teaching career. However, we encourage more senior members of the profession to
attend, share their experience, and serve as resources and mentors.

The FDW is designed to familiarize critical, progressive, and social justice oriented junior faculty with
LatCrit and SALT principles and values and support them in the scholarship, teaching, and service
aspects of professional success. In addition, the FDW seeks to foster scholarship in progressive, social
justice, and critical outsider jurisprudence, including LatCrit theory, among new and junior faculty,
students, and practitioners. Finally, the FDW aims to cultivate a community of scholars interested in the
continuation of this and similar projects over the years. Please inform your progressive and critical
colleagues who are interested in making social justice central to their teaching, scholarship, and activism
about this event.

To facilitate community building through shared experiences and the exchange of ideas, we hope
that all participants will attend the entire workshop.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Conference Registration.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome Breakfast (Please be seated by 9:00 a.m.)
This segment of the workshop is geared toward students, fellows, practitioners, and activists, who have
not yet landed their first job in the legal academy as well as current members of the academy who would
like to support future members of the legal academy.
Greetings: César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández (Capital) and Kim D. Chanbonpin (JMLS Chicago)
Introductions: Everyone in the room is asked to briefly introduce herself or himself.

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Overview of the Job Market Process
This session gives an overview of the hiring market and process for entry into the legal academy for
candidates currently on the job market as well as students, fellows, practitioners, and activists thinking
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about entering the legal academy. It highlights additional challenges that critical, progressive, and social
justice oriented scholars and teachers face on the market.
Facilitator: Melinda Molina (Capital)
Speakers: Ernesto Hernández-López (Chapman), Colin Starger (Baltimore), and Yael Cannon (American)

10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Mock AALS Interview
This session gives candidates an opportunity to get a sense of what happens at an AALS interview and
highlights high stakes issues underlying certain types of questions for critical, progressive, and social
justice oriented scholars and teachers. This session has two parts: 20 minutes are devoted to a simulated
interview and 25 minutes are allocated for discussion and questions.
Facilitator: César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández (Capital)
Mock Interviewee: Marc-Tizoc González (St. Thomas University)
Mock Interviewers: Mariela Olivares (Howard), Maritza Reyes (Florida A&M), Adele M. Morrison
(Wayne State), and Tamara F. Lawson (St. Thomas University)

11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Break

11:10 – 12:15 a.m. On Jurisprudence: LatCrit Principles/LatCrit Values
This session focuses on critical outsider jurisprudence, featuring a brief presentation on LatCrit’s
intellectual precursors in Legal Realism, Critical Legal Studies, and Critical Race Theory, as well as
Latina and Latino Critical Legal Theory, Inc. (LatCrit) basics on theory, principles, goals and values. It is
also an introduction to LatCrit, a community of scholars committed to the principle of anti-subordination.
This session ends with open discussion and questions/answers.
Facilitator: César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández (Capital)
Speaker: Charles R. P. Pouncy (Florida International University)

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Welcome Lunch
Please pick up your lunch and be seated by 12:30 p.m.
Facilitators: César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández (Capital) and Kim D. Chanbonpin (JMLS Chicago)
Introductions: Everyone in the room is asked to briefly introduce herself or himself.

1:30 – 2:35 p.m. On Progressive Law Teaching: SALT Principles, SALT Values
This session discusses what it means to teach a progressive curriculum and educate from a social justice
perspective. It is also an introduction to the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), a community of
activist law professors allied with LatCrit. Finally, the session will focus on the networking advantages
that can result from a connection to a progressive law teachers’ organization, which focuses attention on
issues related to the rule of law, inclusion, and academic freedom. This session ends with open discussion
and questions/answers.
Facilitator: Matthew Charity (Western New England)
Speakers: SALT Co-Presidents: Jackie Gardina (Vermont) and Ngai Pindell (UNLV)

2:35 – 3:15 p.m. Critical Approaches to Social Justice Teaching: Materials and Pedagogies
Roundtable comprised of several editors of forthcoming casebook project on social justice lawyering that
connects critical theory to praxis and social justice lawyering. The materials combine a hard copy book
with online materials using race, class and globalization to examine inequality and critical legal responses
to it. The interactive discussion will address courses/seminars suitable for the casebook and solicit ideas
in the selection and framing of critical theory for inclusion in this LatCrit community project. Panelists




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will also address how the project complements the LatCrit research toolkit resources available on the
LatCrit website.
Facilitator: Saru Matambanadzo (Tulane)
Speakers: Steve Bender (Seattle) and Francisco Valdes (Miami)

3:15 - 3:25 p.m. Transit Time

3:25 – 4:35 p.m. Mock Job Talk (Breakout Sessions)
These sessions gives candidates an opportunity to get a sense of what happens at a job talk and highlights
high stakes issues underlying certain types of questions for critical, progressive, and social justice
oriented scholars and teachers. These sessions have two parts: 20 minutes are devoted to a simulated job
talk, including questions from the audience, and 45 minutes are allocated for discussion and questions.
Facilitators: Jonathan Glater (Irvine), Christopher Hines (NIU), and Kim D. Chanbonpin (JMLS
Chicago)

4:35 – 4:45 p.m. Break

4:45 – 5:45 p.m. Making Choices & Keeping Doors Open
This session addresses the status issues affecting critical, progressive, and social justice oriented scholars
and law teachers along multiple axes. It explores models of podium, clinical, and legal writing positions,
and forms of adjunct, contract, and other contingent faculty status. It is also an opportunity to address
lateral moves and visiting and administrative positions. This session explores some of these axes, current
movements within the academy, and ways for individuals to navigate status issues, including available
choices.
Facilitator: Lillian Aponte Miranda (FIU)
Speakers: Song Richardson (American), Karen Pita-Loor (Boston University), and Teri McMurtry-Chubb
(LaVerne)

5:45 – 6:30 p.m. Networking Break
This break is an opportunity for renewing existing and developing new relationships, making
mentor/mentee connections, and general community building.

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Community Building Dinner
The Community Building Dinner is specifically designed to create a welcoming space for FDW
participants to cultivate supportive personal, professional, and social networks. Striving for individual
success in the legal academy can often feel isolating, discouraging, and even dehumanizing. The
Community Building Dinner provides a counterweight to those experiences by emphasizing aspects of
ourselves that help create our identity as a community, even if they don't make it into our tenure files or
dean's reports. In this spirit, this year’s dinner will feature an open mic. We invite you to share your
poetry, song, dance, and other talents with the group. Group performances are highly encouraged!
Additional opportunities for participation in the open mic night may include karaoke, group games of
Celebrity, Dictionary, and other icebreakers.

Facilitators: Jaime Lee (University of Baltimore) and Kim D. Chanbonpin (JMLS Chicago)




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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
8:20 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Conference Registration.

8:20 – 8:50 a.m. Breakfast
We will begin by briefly reintroducing ourselves to one another, including newly arrived participants, and
then the co-chairs will lay out the schedule and goals for the rest of the FDW.
Facilitators: César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández (Capital) and Kim D. Chanbonpin (JMLS Chicago)

9:00 – 10:30 p.m. On Scholarship: Writing Critical and Progressive Scholarship
This session focuses on identifying and developing a scholarly agenda, conducting/overseeing research,
and completing a scholarly project. It includes brief presentations on basic rules and norms of legal
scholarship and associated challenges for critical, progressive, and social justice oriented scholars. It also
addresses publication choices for legal academics. This session ends with open discussion and
questions/answers.
Facilitator: Atiba Ellis (West Virginia)
Speakers(s): Billie Jo Kaufmann (American), Kali Murray (Marquette), Andrew Taslitz (American), and
Catherine Smith (Denver)

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. On Professionalism & Balance: Academic and Personal Success
After a day of focusing on scholarship and teaching, this session focuses on weaving together all aspects
of life as critical, progressive, and social justice oriented legal academics and succeeding without “selling
out” your identity. This session discusses the basics of professionalism in the context of the North
American legal academy, including key questions on institutional politics, “collegiality,” and similar
topics that are elemental to academic success. It also incorporates reflections upon ways and means of
balancing the various demands on our time and energy as critical and progressive scholars and teachers.
This session ends with open discussion and questions/answers.
Facilitator: Justus Morris (Valparaiso)
Speakers: Del Wright (Valparaiso), Nancy Leong (Denver), and Areto Imoukhuede (Nova
Southeastern)

11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Closing the Workshop: Concluding Comments & Reflections
This time has been set aside to ensure that FDW participants have an opportunity to any share final
thoughts, comments and reflections, and to briefly assess the event, as we prepare to transition into the
Annual Conference Proceedings. Please turn in your completed surveys at this time.
Facilitators: César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández (Capital) and Kim D. Chanbonpin (JMLS Chicago)




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